6th July 2020

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

in_pictures A large crowd of people watch as a statue is thrown into a harbourImage copyright
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The statue of a 17th century slave trader, Edward Colston, is thrown into a harbour by anti-racism protestors in Bristol, UK. The statue has since been retrieved and will be taken to a secure location before becoming a museum exhibit.

in_pictures A man kneels in front of a memorial and mural for George FloydImage copyright
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A man kneels in front of a memorial and mural for George Floyd in Houston, Texas. Mr Floyd died in Minneapolis last month when a white police officer held a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sparking nationwide protests.

in_pictures US Democrats kneel on a reflective floorImage copyright
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US Democrats from the House and Senate kneel in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honour George Floyd, in Washington, DC.

in_pictures Nepalese youths are sprayed with a water cannonImage copyright
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In Kathmandu, Nepalese youths are sprayed with a water cannon during a protest, as they demand a more effective response from the government to fight the coronavirus.

in_pictures A person in protective clothing swabs a woman's nose, with a transparent barrier diving themImage copyright
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A woman is tested for Covid-19 in Salerno, Italy. The country imposed a strict and lengthy lockdown on 7 March, but has since reopened its borders and ended regional travel restrictions.

in_pictures A dentist in full PPE arranges dental equipment inside their practiceImage copyright
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A dentist in north London prepares equipment as their practice opens up for the first time since the UK went into lockdown. NHS England said dental surgeries could resume as normal, as long as they put appropriate safety measures in place.

in_pictures A crowd of people watch a boy divingImage copyright
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A boy dives into the Tigris river to cool down, as the temperature soars in Baghdad, Iraq.

in_pictures A running child is silhouetted against a red sunsetImage copyright
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A child runs along the beach at sunset in Carlsbad, California.

in_pictures A wolf leaps against a window at its enclosure in a zooImage copyright
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A wolf in its enclosure at Exmoor Zoo, near Barnstaple, UK. Zoos and safari parks are to reopen in England from 15 June.

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19th April 2020

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week as people react to the spread of the coronavirus.

in_pictures Goats stroll around deserted streetsImage copyright
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A herd of goats stroll around the deserted streets of Llandudno, north Wales, during the nationwide coronavirus restrictions. Town councillor Carol Marubbi believes a lack of people outdoors has lured them down from the hills.”They are curious… and I think they are wondering what’s going on, like everybody else,” she said.

in_pictures A woman adjusts the face mask on a mannequin that is wearing a wedding dressImage copyright
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Wedding-dress and evening-wear designer Friederike Jorzig adjusts a mannequin wearing a wedding dress with matching protective mask in her store, Chiton, in Berlin. All events, including weddings, have been cancelled in Germany, so the designer has turned to creating fashionable face masks in her workshop.

in_pictures A light projection on to the side of a mountain with the message #stayhomeImage copyright
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The Matterhorn mountain on the Italian-Swiss border is illuminated with the message #stayhome, highlighting the need for social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The projection was by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter, who said it was “a sign of hope and solidarity”.

in_pictures A worker disinfects a windowImage copyright
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A worker disinfects a window along the banks of the river Vltava as part of the effort to stem the spread of Covid-19 in Prague, Czech Republic.

in_pictures Lava flows ooze over the ground at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion.Image copyright
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Lava oozes down the Piton de la Fournaise volcano during an eruption on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

in_pictures A firefighter wearing a protective suit helps a soldier to take off her face maskImage copyright
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A firefighter wearing a protective suit helps decontaminate a soldier after she stepped out of an Airbus A320 aircraft, medically adapted by the French army. The plane had arrived at the Istres military base after a mission in Mulhouse, France.

in_pictures NHS staff applaud outside the Dorset County Hospital in DorchesterImage copyright
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NHS staff from Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester participate in the second “Clap for Carers” tribute to their fellow NHS staff and other key workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Delivery drivers, supermarket staff, care workers and bin collectors were also among those thanked by the nation.

in_pictures A policeman gestures towards a woman with coronavirus-themed maceImage copyright
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A policeman wearing a coronavirus-themed outfit composed of helmet, mace and shield, gestures towards a vendor at a market in Chennai, India. The lockdown there has led to disruption, particularly among the country’s poorer citizens.

in_pictures A stray dog stands on a snow-covered deserted squareImage copyright
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A stray dog stands on a snow-covered, largely deserted, square in Pristina, Kosovo. The government there has imposed a curfew between 17:00 and 05:00 to try to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

in_pictures A woman in a face mask walks past a signImage copyright
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A woman in a face mask walks past an apt sign posted on a boarded-up restaurant in San Francisco, California.

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19th April 2020

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

in_pictures First responders evacuate sick crew membersImage copyright
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First responders evacuate sick crew members with flu-like symptoms from cruise ships Costa Favolosa and Costa Magica, at the US Coast Guard station at Port of Miami, Florida.

in_pictures People on a train in CairoImage copyright
Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

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People travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of Cairo, hours before the curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease comes into effect in Egypt.

in_pictures Alice picks up her booksImage copyright
Amanda Perobelli / Reuters

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Alice, who’s five, grabs the books she dropped after her daily study session at home in Santo Andre, Brazil. Like millions of children around the world, she is unable to go to school.

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A kingfisher in Northumberland Park in Tyne and Wear, England, holds a fish in its mouth on the first day of Astronomical Spring, which begins on the day of the Spring Equinox.

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A worker wears a protective face mask as she makes scrubs for front-line National Health Service staff in O’Neills sportswear factory in Strabane, Northern Ireland.

in_pictures Potato farmerImage copyright
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Potato farmer Kees Trouw in one of his two warehouses in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. Due to the coronavirus crisis, it is not known if the potatoes will be sold.

in_pictures Blackpool beachImage copyright
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People enjoy the sunshine as they keep their social distance on a deserted beach in Blackpool, England.

in_pictures Palestinians wearing face masksImage copyright
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Palestinians wearing protective face masks walk past mannequins in Gaza City.

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7th March 2020

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A selection of striking news photographs from around the world this week.

in_pictures Nancy Pelosi tears up a speechImage copyright
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rips up the speech of US President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress in Washington. The House Speaker later defended her actions, saying: “I tore up a manifesto of mistruths.”

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in_pictures A robot conducts an orchestraImage copyright
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A robot conductor, named Android Alter 3, leads an orchestra at the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy in Sharjah, UAE.

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in_pictures A passenger checks herself for symptoms of the coronavirus using a thermometer deviceImage copyright
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A passenger checks herself for symptoms of the coronavirus using a thermometer device at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. At the time of writing, the virus has killed 638 people and infected more than 31,000 in mainland China, and has spread to over 25 countries.

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in_pictures Huoshenshan Hospital, built to treat coronavirus patients in wuhan, China, appears close to completionImage copyright
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Huoshenshan Hospital, built to treat coronavirus patients in Wuhan, China, appears close to completion after construction began on 24 January. China’s official CCTV broadcaster hosted livestreams, so that people could watch the hospital being built.

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in_pictures Queen Elizabeth II passes a guard of honouImage copyright
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Queen Elizabeth II passes a guard of honour as she arrives at Royal Air Force (RAF) base Marham, UK, to inspect a new training centre.

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in_pictures Thousands of couples attend a mass weddingImage copyright
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Thousands of couples attend a wedding held by the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, also known as the Unification Church, in South Korea. The ceremony was held near the capital Seoul, despite fears the event could help spread the coronavirus outbreak which originated in Wuhan, China. South Korea has confirmed 24 cases of the virus.

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in_pictures A dog dressed in a capeImage copyright
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A dog dressed in a cape waits backstage at the 17th annual New York Pet Fashion Show.

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in_pictures Alice McKeever puts the finishing touches to some of the 5,000 colourful orchids on displayImage copyright
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Alice McKeever puts the finishing touches to some of the 5,000 colourful orchids and tropical plants in the Indonesia-themed Orchid Festival, inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London.

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in_pictures NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-13 space capsuleImage copyright
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NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-13 space capsule, in a remote area in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. Ms Koch returned after spending 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS), making her space flight the longest ever by a woman.

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in_pictures A polar bear shakes off waterImage copyright
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Rasputin the polar bear, newly arrived at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in England, shakes off water as he is unveiled to the public.

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7th March 2020

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A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

in_pictures Prince Harry and Meghan attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion HouseImage copyright
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Endeavour Fund Awards, which celebrate the sporting and adventure achievements of sick and injured service personnel. The London event was one of the last engagements Prince Harry and Meghan will make before stepping back as senior royals at the end of March.

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in_pictures An elderly man and woman talk to each through a closed windowImage copyright
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Gene Campbell talks through a window to his wife of more than 60 years at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, US. The care facility is linked to several confirmed coronavirus cases in the state. The White House has acknowledged the country does not have enough coronavirus test kits, as the US death toll climbed to 12 on Thursday.

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in_pictures Tourist walks on the steps at a Hindu templeImage copyright
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Tourists walk on the steps of a Hindu temple at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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in_pictures A waiter stands by empty tables outside a restaurantImage copyright
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A waiter stands by empty tables outside a restaurant in St Mark’s Square, Venice. Italy’s tourism has suffered since the outbreak of coronavirus, which at the time of writing has killed 107 people in the country.

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in_pictures A tattooed woman smokes a pipeImage copyright
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A tattooed Chin woman smokes at her house in a village in Chin State, western Myanmar. The women of the community are known for their remarkable face tattoos. A legend of the origin of the custom is that the tattoos are a deterrent to would-be kidnappers.

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in_pictures Mist is seen in countryside scene as a train crosses a viaductImage copyright
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Low-lying mist is seen in the early morning as a train crosses a viaduct over Gill Beck in Baildon, Yorkshire.

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in_pictures Children walk over a bridge in the Moria migrant campImage copyright
Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP

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Children walk over a bridge in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos. In December 2019, the BBC reported that almost 18,000 people were living in the camp which was built for just 2,000, with an increasing number of children there self-harming and attempting suicide.

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in_pictures A man scales a skyscraperImage copyright
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French skyscraper climber Alain Robert, known as “Spiderman”, climbs the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain. It was reported he climbed the tower as a protest against people panicking over the coronavirus outbreak.

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in_pictures Hindu men covered with coloured powderImage copyright
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Hindu men from Nandgaon and Barsana are covered with coloured powder as they celebrate the Lathmar Holi festival at the Nandgram temple in Nandgaon, Mathura, India.

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in_pictures Elizabeth Warren makes a heart gestureImage copyright
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Elizabeth Warren makes a heart gesture as she addresses supporters at her Super Tuesday rally in Detroit, Michigan, US. The senator ended her presidential campaign on Thursday following disappointing Super Tuesday results. “One of the hardest parts of this is all those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years,” she said.

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7th March 2020

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A selection of striking news photographs from around the world this week.

in_pictures Lizzo performs at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, 18 February 2020.Image copyright
Hannah Mckay / REUTERS

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Lizzo was one of several artists to perform live at the Brit Awards on Tuesday at the O2 Arena in London. Others included Billie Eilish, Stormzy and London rapper Dave, who won album of the year, moments after calling the prime minister a “racist” during his performance.

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in_pictures A woman burns incense sticks as she prays at a temple on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri in Kolkata, India, 21 February 2020.Image copyright
Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS

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A woman burns incense sticks as she prays at a temple during the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri in Kolkata.

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in_pictures An aerial view of the Welsh village of Crickhowell which was cut off as the river Usk bursts its banks at Crickhowell bridge near the Bridge End Inn on 16 February 2020 in Crickhowell, Wales.Image copyright
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Police declared a major incident in the area around the Welsh village of Crickhowell after the river Usk bursts its banks near the Bridge End Inn. Heavy rain and strong winds, caused by Storm Dennis, lashed much of the UK on 15 and 16 February.

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in_pictures The abandoned ghost ship Alta stuck on the rocks of the Irish coastImage copyright
Cathal Noonan / AFP

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An abandoned “ghost” cargo ship was discovered washed up off the coast of County Cork, Ireland, following strong winds from Storm Dennis.

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in_pictures Nascar Cup Series driver Ryan Newman's car (6) crashes during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. 17 February 2020Image copyright
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Nascar driver Ryan Newman has been released from hospital two days after a crash at the Daytona 500 in Florida. The 42-year-old American sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries on Monday when his Ford Mustang was hit from behind.

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Men dressed in loincloths prepare to snatch one of two wooden sticks, called shingi, tossed by a priest during the annual “Naked Festival” in Saidaiji Temple, Okayama, Japan.

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in_pictures Forensic experts examine a damaged car after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, 20 February 2020.Image copyright
Kai Pfaffenbach / REUTERS

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Forensic experts examine a damaged car after two shootings in Hanau near Frankfurt, in which nine people were killed. Germany’s Federal prosecutor Peter Frank said the suspect, Tobias R, 43, posted material online that showed a “deeply racist mindset” before he opened fire on two shisha bars.

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in_pictures A bus carrying passengers, who will board the Qantas aircraft chartered by the Australian government, from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship drive near Daikoku Pier on 19 February 2020 in Yokohama, Japan.Image copyright
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A bus carries Australian passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, to board a Qantas aircraft chartered by the Australian government. More than 620 people on board the Diamond Princess tested positive for the virus, the largest cluster of cases outside China.

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in_pictures Ushers admire the interior of Salisbury Cathedral, 18 February 2020.Image copyright
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A light-and-sound art installation, Sarum Lights, has been installed in Salisbury Cathedral as part of its 800th anniversary celebrations.

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in_pictures People walk by a poster by Italian urban artist Salvatore Benintende aka Image copyright
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People pass a poster in a Barcelona street by Italian urban artist Salvatore Benintende, aka TVBoy, depicting Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa wearing a protective face mask and holding a mobile phone, reading “Mobile World Virus”. The Mobile World Congress in the city was cancelled amid concern about the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 2,000 people and affected more than 25 countries.

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